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Find a carpet fitter near me

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Carpet fitter laying carpet

Whether you have an old, stained carpet that desperately needs replacing, or your flooring looks tired and worn, it’s well worth spending the time finding the best carpet fitters near you.

Carpets will generally last between 5 and 15 years, so opting for an experienced professional carpet fitter to complete this job is definitely recommended.

Carpet fitter laying carpet

How to find the best carpet fitters near you

Finding a local carpet fitter you can rely on to do an exceptional job is not as tricky as you might think.

We have two simple and straightforward ways to find an expert carpet fitter in your area:

1. Use our request a quote feature

Simply add your details to our ‘request a quote’ feature and our approved carpet fitters will be in touch with you.

  1. Add your details to the form
  2. Let us know what work you need
  3. We’ll search our leading directory for you
  4. Our local carpet installers will contact you to discuss your requirements

2. Browse our online trade directory

Want to scroll through the approved carpet installers in your area? Just type your postcode in the box below, hit search, and see who comes highly rated.

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What does a carpet fitter do?

It’s fairly obvious that a carpet fitter installs carpet, but what does the scope of their role involve? Most importantly, what can you, as a homeowner, expect from a professional carpet fitter?

A carpet fitter will typically:

  • Take measurements and dimensions for your new carpet
  • Move your furniture aside and remove doors (if necessary and agreed)
  • Remove existing carpet
  • Install underlay, if required
  • Install gripper rods, if agreed
  • Install the new carpet
  • Apply a coat of carpet protector and stain guard, if required
  • Reposition furniture and rehang doors, if agreed

Newly carpetted stairs and landing

Questions to ask a carpet fitter

A new carpet is a big investment. It’s something you want to look great on completion and last the test of time.

Therefore, you want to select the best carpet fitter to ensure you receive a top-quality job.

We’ve prepared a list of questions to ask a carpet fitter to help you feel confident in the tradesperson you choose for the job.

Do you have insurance?

When you invite any tradesperson to work within your home or garden, it’s wise to check they have insurance.

Accidents can happen, but insurance will cover the cost of putting things right if they do.

This is why all Checkatrade members must have up-to-date public liability insurance to be listed in our directory.

Are you accredited with a recognised body?

There are various associations that a carpet fitter can be accredited by within the flooring industry. These include:

  • The Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA)
  • The Contract Flooring Association (CFA)
  • The National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers (NICF)

If your carpet fitter is accredited with any of these, you can expect exceptional standards.

Do you offer a fitting guarantee?

A carpet should last between 5 and 15 years, so you want to ensure it’s well laid. It’s wise to ask what warranty or guarantee is available should you spot any signs of rippling, loose seams, or an uneven surface.

Checkatrade members come with the Checkatrade guarantee. This covers you for up to 12 months, giving you additional peace of mind when you use our directory to find a tradesperson (T&Cs apply).

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How much do you charge?

We recommend getting 2-4 quotes from different carpet installers near you before committing to a decision.

Ask for the quotes to be itemised so you can compare like-for-like. Check whether the quote includes:

  • Moving furniture
  • Removing doors
  • Additional materials, e.g. gripper rods

Carpet fitting costs will vary depending on the details of the job. As a guide, you can expect to pay:

  • £85- £95 +VAT for a standard bedroom
  • £55- £65 +VAT for a standard lounge
  • £75- £100 +VAT for a single, straight staircase

Related content: Read our carpet fitting cost guide for more comprehensive information and a breakdown of individual costs.

Can you show me examples of your work?

Many carpet fitters will have photos of previous work they can show you. Alternatively, you can check out review sites to read comments from past customers.

All Checkatrade members have a business profile page on our site where you can easily check both of these things.

When could you complete the work?

Often, the carpet is the finishing touch in a newly decorated or refurbished room, so no doubt you’ll be keen to know when your carpets will be laid.

Ask your carpet fitter for their availability and how long the work will take to complete.

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How do I find a local carpet fitter near me?

Now you know the important questions to ask, all that’s left to do is to find an experienced carpet fitter in your area. Here’s how:

Check trade associations

Knowing that your carpet fitter is associated with a trade organisation provides reassurance as to the quality of their work. Within the flooring industry, this includes:

  • The Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA)
  • The Contract Flooring Association (CFA)
  • The National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers (NICF)

You can also use trade directories such as Checkatrade to find approved carpet fitters near you.

You’ll only find trades who meet our high standards and pass our quality checks on Checkatrade.

Check online reviews

A quick search online will help you to check a carpet fitter’s credentials, including their reputation and their standard of work.

Websites such as Checkatrade display honest and verified reviews from real-life customers.

Ask for recommendations

Tap into your local knowledge base. Ask friends and family who they’d recommend to install your new carpets.

And don’t forget to cross-check those recommendations on Checkatrade!

Ready to find a reliable and experienced carpet fitter near you? Just add your postcode to the box below to start your search.

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